Basketball is the number one sport in the heart of the Filipinos. This ball game will always be part of Pinoy’s culture and tradition. And because the weather is becoming warmer…(thanks to spring weather!) sports fests, tournaments and leagues will soon alight in the Filipino communities in Korea.
Evidently, the Filipino Community in Siheung successfully held its 8th Siheung Cup Inter-Color Basketball League opening ceremony for this year at Janggok Culture Sports Center in Siheung City. This 2017 league were joined in by 8 competing teams which games will be held every Sunday until May 14 for the finals.
The eight (8) participating teams are: Red Lion (Muse-Charmaine Flor); Yellow Tigers (Muse-Analyn Gacho); Gray Bulldogs (Muse-Cherry Ann Gayeta); Violet Stags (Muse- Aina Bantilan); White Falcons (Muse-Garrylyn Berbo); Blue Eagles (Muse-Rochelle Bacani); Black Tamaraws (Muse-Mary Nhiolyn Sazon) & Green Archers (Muse-Gracey Ebuena)
The opening ceremony was highlighted by the entrance parade, short program, guests and sponsor’s messages and the selection of best muse judged by Wisending Manager and representative, Mr. Rodulfo Pantejo (PAL representative) and Luz Robregado (FILIPOS Secretary) which was bagged by Aina Bantilan of Violet Stags Team. Charmaine Flor of Red Stags and Garrylyn Berbo of White Falcons won as runner ups.
FCIS is spearheaded by the new set of officers: FCIS President, Marlon Miranda; Vice President Joseph Perante; Secretary Babylyn Mercado; Assistant Secretary Marky Susim; Treasurer Jane Parcon; Assistant Treasurer Nelma Maderse; Auditor Joeped Cuaresma; Assistant Auditor Michael Arce; PRO Patrick Pama and Danny Cuyno; Business Managers Marilyn Sazon and Rommel Reyes and Advisers Richard Figarido and Dennis Santos.
Supported by Siheung Migrant Welfare Center Manager, Ms. Kim Hae Won and the sponsors: Wisending, Metrobank, Philippine Airlines, Frajim International Trading, SKB World Food, Sampaguita Mart, Mr. John Vergara and Mr. Rodulfo Pantejo.
The awarding of Best Muse was followed by the tossing ceremony and the first game of the day. Eucharistic Mass was held at 2:00pm in San Pedro Church where a regular Sunday mass is also being held.